Search Results for U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Op-ed: Let’s be their voice
News Op-Ed 2/16/2014 at 12:32PM

The heartbreak and agony that Avonte Oquendo’s family has had to endure is one that I can’t even begin to imagine. Over the course of the past few months, Avonte became more than just a face on a missing poster.

Cuomo veto fast-tracks aircraft noise studies
News Melissa Chan 11/18/2013 at 4:27PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down a Senate bill last week and instead demanded the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey conduct a noise study and establish a community roundtable. The governor vetoed a two-state bill last Wednesday that would have required the authority to determine the effects of aircraft noise with a one-time [...]

Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/07/2013 at 3:38PM

Senator Schumer endorses Paul Vallone  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the District 19 seat on Monday. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and their respected name and commitment to public service have made the people of Queens proud to call them their own,” Schumer said. Vallone was recently [...]

Whitestone, Malba residents angry over noise from low-flying helicopters
Whitestone, Malba residents angry over noise from low-flying helicopters
Northeast Melissa Chan 9/25/2013 at 12:22PM

A recent helicopter route change meant to spare Long Island ears from a barrage of choppers could be the reason why some parts of Queens are now dealing with the rumble. “There are days my home vibrates,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the Malba Gardens Civic Association. “Things fall off the shelves.” Some 1,500 homes [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/05/2013 at 7:52AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Free screening of Despicable Me at Astoria Park Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents movie night [...]

200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
200 homes in Bayside, Flushing file airplane noise complaints last month
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/26/2013 at 10:50AM

Almost all the noise complaints filed last month at three major airports came from Queens, according to data obtained by The Courier. More than 700 calls about airplane noise flooded LaGuardia Airport this June, while 348 grievances came in about John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to statistics from the Port Authority of New York [...]